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I Have Very Low Self-esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 208 People

    I Want Confidence!

    i was born to a family of nine, including my parents. i have seven siblings, i'm the fifth. all my siblings are super brilliant and intelligent, while i'm not. they are pretty and tall enough while i'm the dwarf. recently, i've learnt something about child's psychology . low self...
    hitsushiro hitsushiro 18-21, F Jan 23, 2012

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    The Abyss Is Calling Me..........

    I can't remember a time when I even remotely liked myself. I like Nothing about me. People tell me I am pretty with a good body, I'm 5'4 & 88 lbs now (somethings wrong now I'm losing weight for no reason, have to go to dr), I am normally 105lbs. I do not believe anyone who...
    sumanitutanka sumanitutanka 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    People change but I don't.

    I've been always this insecure since years ago. Those past years where I looked fat with my weird face shape-it's not an oval nor a square, it's in between, and my eyes are not the same size or shape. I was always pull my hair back so it showed my whole face with its flaws. And...
    ihopetobepretty ihopetobepretty 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2014

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    It sucks feeling this way.

    People say I'm an open book but I don't think I am because I cry in private and quiet when I'm sad but often smile when I'm around people whoever they are. I really want a love story of my own and it hurts that I'm not ready for it cuz of my low self self esteem.
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jan 5

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    Falling While Soaring

    I thought you loved me until the day you said those words that tore my heart apart. Those words said you could never love me for who I had become. I could of taken it if you where a boyfriend, I could of taken it if you where a best friend, but no what hurt most was you where my...
    DangerousFeather DangerousFeather 16-17, F Mar 27, 2012

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    It Is the Same As the "I Have Low Self-esteem" Group

    Only it is "I have very low self-esteem" 
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    It's Not The Inside It's The Outside

    This story isn't necessarily about me. I used to know one girl who had been my role model for a long time. She was perfect got perfect grades and didn't have stupid freckles like I did. Life just seemed so perfect for her. Ok i'll tell you something you might need to know that...
    DangerousFeather DangerousFeather 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2012

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    So There's This Guy...

    and it feels like every story involving me feeling bad about myself centers around a man. The ones who felt like propping themselves up at my expense and picking at all my imperfections. Or the ones who had the nerve to ignore me for the girl who obviously looked...
    awesomechica awesomechica 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2010

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    FACING THE PROBLEM: ME Today is January 2,

    2015. It is 6 AM in the morning and I have not yet gone to bed. Earlier, I had been in my sister's room looking up something on my tablet. I was getting ready to leave her room when suddenly, she says she wants me to stay a little longer and chat a little. Naturally, I had plans...
    girlunknownyet girlunknownyet 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    WHATS the Point

    I DONT KNOW WHY I AM HERE.MY LIFES A SHAMBLES. I USED TO BE HAPPY GO LUCKY AND MARRIED TO A PRINCE CHARMING.HE WAS ALL I HAD DREAMED OF MY WHOLE LIFE.THINGS TURNED UGLY AFTER 6 YEARS.HES A CRACKHEAD NOW AND DESTROYED ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS.I AM NOW SEEING A THERAPIST EVERY 2...
    kathtlb kathtlb 61-65, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    Body Dysmorphia? I Sure Hope So

    I have always thought I was fat and high school reinforced the fact. Although i only weighed about 145 lbs and was 5'7, I constantly blamed my unattractiveness on failure and heartbreak. I was bulemic for about 6 years before i finally beat it myself. I believe this is one of the...
    juneaux24 juneaux24 26-30 2 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Body Dysmorphia? I Sure Hope So

    I have always thought I was fat and high school reinforced the fact. Although i only weighed about 145 lbs and was 5'7, I constantly blamed my unattractiveness on failure and heartbreak. I was bulemic for about 6 years before i finally beat it myself. I believe this is one of the...
    juneaux24 juneaux24 26-30 3 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    I would really appreciate if my mind just shut up right now...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Being made fun of growing up, being made to feel that I'm not as important as my older siblings, bullied all through school...all these things have lead to low self esteem...then...
    guitarman493 guitarman493 61-65, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    two steps forward, and then two steps back ....I'm jus a sucker with no self esteem (offspring)
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's such a stressful problem. It causes self esteem problems, confidence problems, ect. I can't even be confident after surgery because I've already had 4. Making it clear that...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I told you I think I am week , didn't you see people don't like me , I hv to do better n harder, didn't you see.! This is why I suck and this is y I get the strong g emotions.. U...
    Outlookingtheworld Outlookingtheworld 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I mean, why wouldn't I? I broke a weighing scale the other day I'm so ******* fat. I have man boobs that put some women to shame, a gut that is way too wide, a **** ugly face, hair...
    Radomguy1000 Radomguy1000 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Since being diagnosed over a week ago and finally over my first outbreak this whole journey has been extremely hard. I pushed people away, I let my self esteem stoop to a...
    pandapirate20 pandapirate20 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    so lately ive felt more self conscious about my breast theyre small i fit in an a cup and my boyfriend says he loves how small they are and i know he means well but i cant be happy...
    Cuttlefishculler Cuttlefishculler 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think one of the more depressing things I put up with at this point in my life would have to be listening to all these other people around my age - and even years younger - who...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was just told today that I can't be in an advanced class if in self conscious…
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I think so low about myself. I'm always negative, there will be times where i actually want to cut myself just to feel something.
    yoadrian123 yoadrian123 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I think, bit by bit, I am beginning to like myself. I've battled incredibly low self esteem and anxiety for most of my life, so actually smiling at myself in the mirror is taking...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    So being newly diagnosed since Saturday I've been trying really hard to take care of myself. My self esteem just dropped so low and I've lost weight since I just don't feel hungry...
    pandapirate20 pandapirate20 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I go through bouts of sadness where I don't feel good enough for anyone. Tonight is one of those nights.
    EllieT17 EllieT17 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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    So I tend to turn to random people to flirt with and talk dirty to so I get some compliments because I never get compliments in my own relationship
    oddkid448 oddkid448 26-30, M Aug 26

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    I've always had it. Ever since I was a little kid. I absolutely hate my body image. All it takes is one photogenic girl who looks so beautiful and confident to make me hate myself...
    prettyinpinkandpunk prettyinpinkandpunk 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I was just diagnosed with herpes last night and I'm having a very hard time dealing with it. My self esteem is so low and I can't seem to being myself back up. It's like a dark...
    pandapirate20 pandapirate20 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I have no friends, shyness and other things make my self-esteem lower a lot. I really feel like ****. But with my mom I feel like I can never feel bad or angry (though shés often...
    nowherewego nowherewego 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Hello! My name is Emma and I’m 20 years old and live in Stockholm, Sweden. I spent my teen years having low self-esteem, panic attacks and was extremely anxious and insecure. Now...
    emmaerika emmaerika 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I don't think I will ever find love. Just don't know where to look.
    Roger773 Roger773 41-45, M Aug 22

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    I'm fourteen years old and a freshman in high school. I'm about 200 pounds. I haven't been able to forgive my mom for initially causing my weight. However, the truth is, obesity...
    EndTheFatKid EndTheFatKid 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I am 26 and I lost one of my front teeth. Guess what? Chipped right to the gum. Dentist said there was no hope, unless I have money to buy my way out of such a tragedy...
    myfungasm myfungasm 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I am a loner. I am so comfortable being like this that being around people makes me very uncomfortable. I get nervous. I think that they are staring at me. Thinking negative...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F Aug 21

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    Today my mother told me again, that IM FAT. She is always controlling what I eat and how I look. I am currently in college, I try as much possible to get fitness..but there is no...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Tonight I cried my eyes out. I was on POF talking to a guy. We got along so well and even made plans to hang out. He asked for my Instagram and of course they weren't as cute as my...
    AwkwardBlackGir1 AwkwardBlackGir1 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    All of the popular girls at my school (we're in junior year) go to parties and hook up with random guys. I just don't get why they do that. I've never kissed anyone, but I feel...
    TheEverythingFanX TheEverythingFanX 16-17, F Aug 18

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    I was messaging back and forth with an old friend from high school, and the question of whether I had tried dating came up. I basically told her no, because not only am I far too...
    jdhammer84 jdhammer84 31-35, M Aug 18

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    I have no self esteem. I really HATE myself. I HATE being female. I HATE my brain and my body. I don't understand WHY God made me this way??
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm really feeling like crap today and I don't know why. I'm feeling numb and invisible. I'm so tired of all the negativity around me when I'm trying so hard to be positive and...
    aacbluey aacbluey 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I have low confidence.There was a time when i was the brightest kid in my school class but since going to next levels didn't work out the way i hoped for.I am not that bright...
    inception000 inception000 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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